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Walter Lang

Highest Rated:   100% Desk Set (1957)
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After a checkered early career as actor, illustrator, stage director and assistant film director, Walter Lang was hired by Dorothy Davenport -- aka Mrs. Wallace Reid -- to wield the megaphone on her "socially conscious" features (Davenport developed this consciousness after her husband died of morphine addiction). Lang's first feature-film directorial credit was The Red Kimono (1925), a delicately handled prostitution drama. After parting company with Davenport, Lang worked at the fledgling Columbia Pictures, briefly shelving his career during the early talkie era to try his luck as a commercial artist. Back in Hollywood in 1932, Lang inaugurated his long association with Fox Studios (later 20th Century-Fox) with The Warrior's Husband (1932). Lang's Fox output consisted mainly of frothy romantic comedies and lush Technicolor musicals. He was instrumental in developing the movie stardom of Clifton Webb (an "overnight success" after a lifetime in the business) with such delightful vehicles as Sitting Pretty (1947) and Cheaper by the Dozen (1950). In 1954, Lang directed Fox's first Cinemascope musical, There's No Business Like Show Business; a year earlier, he'd directed the studio's last non-Cinemascope musical, Call Me Madam (1953). It might seem an ignominy that Walter Lang's final film was Snow White and the Three Stooges (1961), but in fact this slapstick confection was produced with the same high-budget gloss as Lang's earlier Fox endeavors (it should be noted in passing that this was Lang's second collaboration with the Stooges: in 1933, he directed Moe, Larry and Curly in Meet the Baron).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Coney Island
  • Director
2012
No Score Yet War Games
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Cheaper by the Dozen
  • Director
2003
No Score Yet Rich Girl
  • Dennis
1991
No Score Yet Call Me Madam
  • Director
1986
No Score Yet Snow White and the Three Stooges
  • Director
1961
No Score Yet Can-Can
  • Director
1960
No Score Yet But Not for Me
  • Director
1959
100% Desk Set
  • Director
1957
96% The King and I
  • Director
1956
67% There's No Business Like Show Business
  • Director
1954
80% Call Me Madam
  • Director
1953
No Score Yet With a Song in My Heart
  • Director
1952
No Score Yet On the Riviera
  • Director
1951
No Score Yet The Jackpot
  • Director
1950
No Score Yet When My Baby Smiles at Me
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Sitting Pretty
  • Director
1948
No Score Yet Mother Wore Tights
  • Director
1947
No Score Yet Sentimental Journey
  • Director
1946
80% State Fair
  • Director
1945
No Score Yet Greenwich Village
  • Director
1944
No Score Yet The Magnificent Dope
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Song of the Islands
  • Director
1942
No Score Yet Week-End in Havana
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Moon Over Miami
  • Director
1941
No Score Yet Tin Pan Alley
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Star Dust
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet The Blue Bird
  • Director
1940
No Score Yet Susannah of the Mounties
  • Director
1939
88% The Little Princess
  • Director
1939
No Score Yet Second Honeymoon
  • Director
1937
No Score Yet Love Before Breakfast
  • Director
1936
No Score Yet No More Ladies
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Carnival (Carnival Nights)
  • Director
1935
No Score Yet Meet the Baron
  • Director
1933
No Score Yet No More Orchids
  • Director
1932
No Score Yet The Night Flyer
  • Director
1928
No Score Yet The Red Kimono
  • Director
1925

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